Policy Insights

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Closures of Adult Residential Care and Residential Care for the Elderly Facilities and the Unknown Impact on Homelessness in California: Problem will Likely be Exacerbated by COVID-19

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–More than 6,000 of these care facilities have closed throughout California since 2015 and the maximum number of individuals that could be cared for was more than 100,000– (see tables…

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Hundreds of Persons with HIV/AIDS Continue to Live on the Streets and in Shelters in California according to Recent Homeless Counts

By Joe Colletti, PhD
Map of California showing number of homeless persons with HIV/AIDS counted in 2019 in each continuum of care

–The number of persons with HIV/AIDS counted as homeless in the United States in 2019 was half (50.4%) the number of persons with HIV/AIDS counted in 2005– –In contrast, the…

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Progress Towards Ending Homelessness among Veterans in California Has Slowed in Recent Years

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–After Significant Progress towards Ending Homelessness among Veterans in California throughout the Years 2011 – 2016, the Trend has Reversed during the Past Three Years According to Recent Homeless Counts–…

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The Persistence of Chronic Homelessness in California

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–As the number of permanent supportive housing beds has increased, so has the number of chronically homeless persons instead of decreasing– –See map below for the number of chronically homeless…

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Breaking Down the 2019 U.S. Homeless Count Numbers by Regions and Divisions Established by the U.S. Census Bureau

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–-More than one-third (34.7%) of all persons were counted in Region 4: West; Division 9, (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington)– –More than half (54.8%) of all persons were counted…

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Comparing California’s 2019 Homeless Count Results to 2018 Results by Regions and Continuums of Care

By Joe Colletti, PhD

–See California Continuums of Care (CoCs) Map Noting Increase or Decrease for Each CoC– –all 44 California CoCs had a collective increase of 16.4% (see Table 1)– –all 23 Northern…

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